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Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bellingham, Washington

High School:
Sehome High

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
03/18/1985

Experience:
2V



WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Cross Country - Competed in five meets...finished 14th running unattached at Idaho Invitational (9/3/04, Moscow)...third Cougar finisher and 104th overall at Roy Griak Invitational (9/25/04, Minneapolis)...scored at the Pac-10 Championships (10/30/04, San Francisco) finishing 49th...sixth WSU and 104th overall finisher at NCAA West Regional (11/13/04, Fresno)...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors...Indoor - Redshirt season...ran 10:38.66i in 3k unattached at Idaho Last Chance meet (3/5/05, Moscow)...Outdoor - Bettered 3k time to 10:32.34 at Cougar Invite (4/23/05, Pullman)...dropped 5k time by two minutes to 17:56.67 at Stanford invite (3/26/05)...named to Pac-10 All-Academic Track second team.

FRESHMAN (2003-04): Cross Country - Scored in two races for WSU...finished 11th at Cougar Invite...at Pac-10 Championships (11/1/03, Pullman) finished 52nd overall and fourth on team...ran to 149th finish (seventh on team) at NCAA West Regional (11/15/03, Portland)...Indoor - Ran a 3000m time of 10:43.61i at the Husker Invite (2/7/04, Lincoln)...Outdoor - Clocked in with steeplechase time of 11:42.63 (4/24/04, Pullman)...also established 5k time of 19:32.79 (5/1/04, Seattle).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight letters at Sehome High, four each in cross country and track for coach Mark Kerr...member of 3A state girls championship team as senior...selected to all-state team...was individual medalist at 3A state track meet as senior...represented state of Washington in Nike Borderclash as a senior...finished eighth in state in 1600m as senior.

PERSONAL. Born Natalie Marie Smith 3/18/85 at Kearney, Neb...father Kent is a university professor...mother Patricia...older brother Joel (5/22/82)...twin sister Danielle is a student at WSU...younger sister Breck (9/15/92)...student body vice president...member of the National Honor Society...recipient of Lois Jean Roberts Memorial Nursing Scholarship...interested in pursuing a degree in health care.

SMITH'S WSU BESTS
1500m - 5:00.14 (2005)
3000m - 10:32.34 (2005)
3000m Steeplechase - 11:42.63 (2004)
5000m - 17:56.67 (2005)
Washington State Cougars Cross Country